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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 65,081 People

    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Lets add on to my problems.

    . You know how thanksgiving is usually a time where you get with your whole family and just eat and enjoy the company? Because I don't. My whole family is separated through fighting, so, I had dinner with my mom and eleven year old sister.. They don't even feel like people I'd...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 37 Responses Aug 28

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I have a sunny parallel in my mind of how I

    want it to come out. But it's like nothing I do helps things. Things could be pleasant but they turn bad. At this point I don't feel like it will ever get better and I feel so and I don't see what's the worth in life anymore.
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    I hate living with depression.

    I will have a few good days and then get hit with more bad days. I wish that I could have more of the good days then the bad days but right now its more bad days then it is good days.
    sadly203 sadly203 18-21 1 hr ago

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    Tear me from the skin,

    tear me from the rind. Does it make you happy now? Tear meat from bone, tear me from myself. Are you feeling happy now? In this hole that is me, a life that is growing feeble In this hole, So limiting, The sun has set all darkness.
    WhiteTheKid WhiteTheKid 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    everyday I feel depressed no matter how many

    people help me I jst can't help but feel down, I don't enjoy it but I guess I hav to start getting use to it cuz I've felt this way the passed 15 years
    teddy714 teddy714 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    I have two close friends

    who are battling manic depression. I love them and have been trying to support them the best way I can. However, I have never experienced anything like they have. I was wondering if any of you could share some things that have helped you? And/or some things that people have done...
    rojn rojn 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    It's a funny thing about the holidays.

    Meaning our Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year season ... given the shorter days, less sunlight, cold and ice and everything, it's good to throw a bunch of reasons to celebrate somewhere in there. So we are aiming to combat culturally the incentive to be bummed out that nature...
    MisterSerious MisterSerious 41-45, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 29 Responses Jun 16

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    SophieeChapman SophieeChapman 18-21, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Weight loss continues

    as I take more and more pills... I ended up emptying a bunch of the capsules into a bag that I carry around with me... They help me through the day..
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 32 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 75 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Ive had depression ever

    since i was 12. Im 16 now. If you ever need to talk im here. Dont hesitate.
    PCOSstrength PCOSstrength 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's a constant fight with my emotions.

    I'm trying to stay positive.. Keep myself busy.. So busy that my mind can't wounded off. But that is impossible. I feel grief take over my spirit. My face shows no emotions and I feel my entire get heavy and I have to remember to breath.. I'm trying so hard to stay positive. My...
    Princesjazmine90 Princesjazmine90 22-25, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Do you ever get random sparks of motivation?

    It's like randomly I'll feel hyped to want to change but the feeling lasts for about 5minutes and I go back to my depressive state of mind.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 7 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, T 11 hrs ago

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    How **** is my life, my nan died on the 19th

    August a few days after we got back off holiday, my mum got told at the hospital yesterday that she mignt have cancer, my grandma does have cancer, I have been bullied for nearly 7 years and I feel hated! The only good thing that has happened to me is finding Lewis xxx
    james3950 james3950 13-15, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    My demon stood with me He

    who took all i had from me, Who had stolen away from me Family, Joy and Peace. I sought help from my savior, Christ, Praying for strength, begging for a sign, Praying that for once I could simply smile. The Lord, his cross was engulfed in fire And bridges destroyed by rust...
    TheDylanG TheDylanG 18-21, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    So why when all my family is around,

    it's thanksgiving and everyone's happy, I find myself staring off into space fighting tears. Why tears? What are these tears about? Just why!? I can't help but feel hopelessness and worthlessness. It eats at me, almost constantly. Doesn't matter where I am or who I'm with, I...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    When I get sad, I get unhappy,

    when I get unhappy I get super depressed. Even about small things. I feel as if I am just an existence and not a person, I isolate myself, I abandon other people and I abandon myself
    lorettah lorettah 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I plan on sharing this with my psychologist.

    .. Not sure what that would even do, but I just want someone to know how i TRULY feel every single day... I'm not "real" anymore. I am an observer living above and critiquing myself, watching myself go through the motions of life without actually being present in the moment. I'm...
    mrtonystarks mrtonystarks 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I really hate my life

    and who I am. If it wasn't for my children I know id no longer be here. Some days I don't even know if that will be enough to hold on anymore. I feel like I'm drowning and I'm only getting just enough gulps of air to keep living but it's so painful. My whole body aches. It hurts...
    sparrow412 sparrow412 26-30, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Just like chris. And sometimes by listening.

    To him. And lewis black. But chris lived through more. http://youtu.be/vw5lwK9UAY8
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Feeling down today. Been through the ringer,

    fighting with myself and pushing through. Growing up is tough. Being alone is tough. Feeling like I'll never find someone is tough. Feeling like I've wasted too much time with depression and now it's too late to find love is tough. Maintaining healthiness is tough. Life's not...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 14 Responses Oct 31

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Almost November 27, 2014 Hello,

    old friend, now tell me why you failed, how you came so close, yet you have yet to see my end. At my throat did your blade set already digging into my flesh you had me, you saw me fold, so why, my Demon, did you fail? Demon, were you weak, afraid? What thoughts raced in your...
    TheDylanG TheDylanG 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 30 Responses Jul 3

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